Past events


  • CIDS-FIAA Conference on “Advocacy in Different International Fora: Innovation through Cross-Fertilization?”, 27 January 2017, Geneva

  • UNCITRAL-CIDS Government Expert Meeting, Geneva, 2-3 March 2017. Click here for further information.


  • CIDS ICDR Y&I Swiss Chalet Debate, Geneva, 24 May 2016


  • CIDS ICC YAF Conference, Geneva, 26 September 2015

  • CIDS Conference 2015, Geneva, 25 September 2015

  • CIDS UNIGE Internet Disputes Conference, 18 June 2015

  • CIDS ICDR Y&I Swiss Chalet Debate, Geneva, 16 April 2015


  • CIDS PluriCourts Workshop, Geneva, 17-18 October 2014


  • CIDS-IAI-UNCITRAL Conference, Paris, 22 November 2013




  • “A permanent investment tribunal system?”, 2nd Annual Conference on Energy Arbitration and Dispute Resolution in the Middle East and Africa, London, 16-17 May 2017 (Dr Michele Potestà)

  • “Roadmap for a reform of ISDS”, Joint UNCITRAL-LAC Conference, Ljubljana, 4 April 2017 (Dr Michele Potestà)

  • “Reform of investor-state arbitration”, 3rd Annual Harvard International Arbitration Conference (HIAC), 30-31 March 2017 (Prof. Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler)

  • “The Idea of an International Investment Court: Prospect and Challenges in Times of Legitimacy Crisis”, Institute of State and Law of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic in co-operation with Czech Society of International Law, Prague, 23 March 2017 (Dr Michele Potestà)

Past events


  • “Repositioning or abandoning investor-state arbitration? Prospects and challenges for the creation of a multilateral investment court”, Vienna Arbitration Days, “Repositioning Arbitration”, 24-25 February 2017 (Dr Michele Potestà)


  • Colloquium on Investment Arbitration, panel on “The Future of Investor-State Arbitration”, Paris, 5 December 2016

  • UN International Law Week, panel on “Reforming Investor-State Dispute Settlement System: the Way Forward”, 24 October 2016 (Prof. Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler)

  • King’s College London, workshop on “Multilateral Investment Tribunal”, 21 October 2016 (Dr Michele Potestà)

  • CEA-40, Corte Arbitraje Madrid, “Settlement of Investment Disputes: At a Crossroads”,  20 October 2016 (Prof. Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler)

  • Columbia International Investment Law and Policy Speaker Series, New York, 17 October 2016, “Accountability of Arbitrators in Investor-State Dispute Settlement” (Prof. Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler) [VIDEO]

  • American University, Colloquium on “Reform of ISDS: UNCITRAL-CIDS Investment Court project”, 13 October 2016 (Dr Michele Potestà)

  • IBA Annual Conference 2016, Washington, 22 September 2016 (Prof. Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler)